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Fire & Rescue Department

Under the general guidance of Fire Chief Howard McFarlen, the department is staffed on a 24/7/365 basis and at your service every second of every day in every neighborhood. The primary goal of Huntsville Fire & Rescue is to serve the public by protecting life, property and the environment. The department is staffed with 395, well-trained personnel and teams with diverse and highly specialized skill sets to meet the wide ranging demands for the City of Huntsville, Alabama. Because our firefighters are often the first responders to citizens in need, Huntsville firefighters provide many other valuable services to the community in addition to fire suppression, including emergency medical treatment, technical rescue services and response to hazardous material releases.

On a daily basis the department staffs and coordinates 19 engine companies, five ladder trucks, four rescue trucks, along with a Special Operations Division which includes, Hazardous Materials Units, Technical Rescue Units, and several specialized support units. Huntsville Fire & Rescue also has investigations, emergency response dispatch, logistics, and training divisions, all of which are diverse, innovative and efficient.

The City of Huntsville Fire Department Maintains a Class 1 ISO Rating as graded by the Insurance Services Office.

RELATED LINKS:  Fire & Rescue, Mission, Administration, Careers, Community Relations, Station Locations

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Fire & Rescue Office

    2110 Clinton Ave W

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:


    Howard McFarlen

    Fire Chief

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Chief Howard McFarlen’s Office
Chief Howard “Mac” McFarlen

Deputy Chief of Administration/Planning
Deputy Chief Wesley Ogle

Deputy Chief of Operations
Deputy Chief Derrick Stuckey


Training Director
District Chief David Button

Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials/Special Operations Chief
Division Chief Will Boatright

EMS Coordinator
Thomas Toone

Public Information Officer

Copies of Fire Reports

Station Tours / Truck Requests (non-emergency)

To reach additional Community Development staff, please call 256-427-7401

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